Compare Yourself to Your Best Self
Here are a few Synonyms of Jealousy:
Envy, enviousness, covetousness, resentment, resentfulness, bitterness, discontent, spite, grudge.
I do not see anything positive there. Almost everyone who starts to compare themselves to others will feel jealous.
A few very, very competitive people can probably use this to get even more results. I am highly competitive and therefore, I would almost qualify to be in the category to use the comparison as fuel. However, I always felt bad when I looked around at these other successful people and never was able to achieve what they did.
How can you compare yourself to someone with 100 times more followers on social media? How can you compare yourself to someone who has had success in the network marketing industry before?
If there is anyone you should compare yourself with, it is you yesterday. How can you do a little bit better today than you did the day before? How can you better yourself as a person today compared to yesterday. If you do that daily then comparing yourself to you a year ago will be a very rewarding comparison.
I would go to events and sit and watch people go up on stage getting recognised and feel quite angry. I would always ask myself how they could have success and not me. I was just as good as them, if not… better! Now it is a lot easier for me to go to events and be super happy for people who are having great success. I understand that the more I cheer on others and the more grateful I am for them having success the more chance I have in having success. I also understand that others having success will show my team and my prospects that success is happening all over! Their story is maybe what will inspire my prospect to take the action and join the business.
Over thirteen years in the business I also now value my slow journey. I can now inspire the slow burners. The ones who just do not have the ability to come in and do amazing things from day one. Also, to understand that you do not wake up one day being super happy and successful. Instead it is all about enjoying the journey. I look back and realise that one of the best times in the business is when you are quite new in the trenches not knowing if you will get to the top or not. That is the exciting part and also something we might not cherish enough.
Another reason you should not compare yourself is that you might be able to go way faster. If someone went to the top in three years maybe you could do it in one year. However, if you keep comparing yourself to that person maybe you will slow down your efforts and actually not do it in one year which is what your potential is.
Challenge for you:
Write down a list of your top 5 characteristics. Then write down a list of the 5 things you need to improve the most to get the best results. Create affirmations or affirmations using these 5 things.
Always be happy for other people’s success. The more positive energy you send out the more will come back to you.
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